A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a portion of the brain is interrupted. A reduction in blood flow can occur because of a clot that blocks a blood vessel or because of bleeding in the brain. The extent of irreversible cell death that occurs from the lack of blood supply depends on the duration of the reduced blood flow. Stroke is the No. 5 leading cause of death in the United States and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Stroke needs immediate medical attention.
After you’re treated for stroke, you may be screened for atrial fibrillation (AFib)—a heart rhythm disorder that, untreated, causes an estimated 15 percent of strokes. Because an irregular heartbeat may not appear for weeks, your Cone Health doctors may recommend placing an implantable loop recorder—a small device that can monitor your heart for up to three years, giving us a better chance of uncovering your AFib and helping you prevent subsequent strokes. Cone Health is a leader and early adapter of this technology for stroke prevention.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research offers an elite center for stroke rehabilitation that combines medical and nursing care with counseling and support, not only for your loved one but also for you and your family. All patient rooms include modern equipment that is specifically designed to offer comfort and functionality. Your friend or family member can benefit from individual or group therapy sessions, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and periodical evaluations from highly trained specialists. Patients can also take part in occupational therapy, a form of therapy that helps patients regain skills and functions necessary in getting them back to work. Each type of therapy is individualized to fit the needs of the patient. One important service offered by TIRR is an outpatient rehabilitation program that will help your loved one continue recovery after leaving the facility.
If your stroke affected the right side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the left side of your body may be affected. If your stroke damaged the brain tissue on the left side of your brain, your movement and sensation on the right side of your body may be affected. Brain damage to the left side of your brain may cause speech and language disorders.
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That’s why it’s important to treat the underlying causes of stroke, including heart disease, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (fast, irregular heartbeat), high cholesterol, and diabetes. Your doctor may give you medications or tell you to change your diet, exercise, or adopt other healthy lifestyle habits. Surgery may also be helpful in some cases.
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